Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The Seeds of Doom

"I suppose you could call it a galactic weed, though it's deadlier than any weed you know. On most planets the animals eat the vegetation. On planets where the Krynoid gets established, the vegetation eats the animals."

The Seeds of Doom has an impressive reputation. Tom Baker and the late, great Elisabeth Sladen, as the Doctor and Sarah Jane respectively, were in their stride by this stage. They were always good in any story of this era, but if you combine a really good script and good direction with actors of their talents you're in for a cracker. Production standards are high (especially the visual effects. It's not surprising that the effects design on this story - Richard Conway - later went on the win an Oscar) and the guest cast are all impressive with Tony Beckley, John Challis and Sylvia Colderidge as the stand outs. 

The Seeds of Doom is an excellent example of classic Doctor Who at its best.

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